Established in 1999 by Arsenal legend Bob Wilson and his wife Megs following the loss of their daughter Anna to cancer, Willow offers special days and experiences for seriously ill young adults aged 16-40.
Since becoming The Arsenal Foundation’s charity partner in 2013, Willow has received more than £300,000 from the Foundation, including a recent donation of £180,000 to fund special days for young people with conditions such as motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s disease.
Special days include family breaks, theme park visits, theatre shows, London sightseeing trips and music concerts. For young Arsenal fans, there are matchday experiences at Emirates Stadium and trips to the Arsenal Training Centre to meet the Arsenal manager and players.
To date, Willow has provided more than 9,000 special days for young people around the UK.